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The following piece is courtesy of Randy Phillips on behalf of

By: Randy Phillips

The day after Thanksgiving there were several protests called to turn Black Friday in Chicago into a day of protest demanding that “Black Lives Matter” and against the grand jury not indicting the cop who murdered Michael Brown.

The Water Tower and the “Magnificent Mile” are the center of upscale shopping in Chicago. At one demonstration called “Brown Friday” named after Michael Brown, Black Youth Project and We Charge Genocide members and others rallied over 200 people in a park across the street. The crowd marched for miles and held die-ins at Wicker Park and outside a Walmart.

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Protesters gathering at Chicago Water tower park on BlackLivesMatterFriday. Photo: Twitter/@EthosIII

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 Protesters stage a die-in at North & Damen in Chicago tying up traffic. Photo: Twitter/@EthosIII

Black lives matter.

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